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Hot Spinach Con Queso Dip

Hot Spinach Con Queso Dip
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 25 min
  • Servings 8

A creamy and melty cheese dip that’s packed with spicy flavor! ...MORE+ LESS-

Buns In My Oven
April 19, 2017

Ingredients

1
jalapeño pepper
1/2
sweet onion
1
tablespoon butter
4
oz cream cheese
8
oz pepper jack cheese
1/2
cup milk
4
oz diced pimientos
5
oz frozen chopped spinach
1
teaspoon salt

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat a medium-size skillet over medium heat.
  • 2
    While the skillet is heating, cut the jalapeno in half lengthwise. To keep things tame, remove the membranes and seeds, using a spoon to scrape them out. If you’d like the dip to be extra spicy, leave the seeds and membranes intact.
  • 3
    Dice the peppers and onion.
  • 4
    Add the butter to the skillet and let melt.
  • 5
    Stir in the peppers and onions and cook for 3-4 minutes or until softened. Reduce the heat to low and add the cream cheese. Stir until it starts to soften and melt.
  • 6
    Stir in the pepper jack cheese and continue stirring over low heat until it’s mostly melted.
  • 7
    Add the milk and stir until smooth and creamy.
  • 8
    While the cheese is melting, heat the spinach in the microwave according to package directions. Drain well.
  • 9
    Stir the spinach, pimentos, and salt into the melted cheese.
  • 10
    Serve with sliced bread, tortilla chips, or fresh vegetables.

Expert Tips

  • To keep warm, pour into a slow cooker and set to warm.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
190
Calories from Fat
140
% Daily Value
Total Fat
16g
24%
Saturated Fat
9g
47%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
50mg
16%
Sodium
740mg
31%
Potassium
170mg
5%
Total Carbohydrate
4g
1%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
2g
Protein
8g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
40%
40%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • Party dips need a pick me up? This hot spinach dip has got you covered. Things are getting spicy up in here! Just the way I like it. Well, okay, so actually I’m kind of a wimp. I can handle the most spice out of anyone in my house though, and it makes me feel very tough. At least, I feel tough until I'm around other people slathering their food in sriracha and talking about eating habanero peppers as a snack. Then I cry like a baby. But! Today I have an ultra cheesy dip for you that will totally be the star of the next football game. I mean, we're all watching those games for the food, right? Let’s do this!

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